Evernote vs DropBox

Evernote vs SpringPad Review
Enough with the noise!  They are two DIFFERENT types of products!  DropBox is a file back-up and syncing service.  Evernote is a note storing and syncing application.  The two may seem similar but they are not.

Pricing:  DropBox gives you much more storage because the idea is to "back-up" the files on your computer and then access them from anywhere you'd like.  They charge more than Evernote for this reason.  Evernote on the other hand gives you a certain amount of storage per month so that you can take notes from anywhere and store them in one place.  You can access your note storage from anywhere by searching keywords and tag phrases.  Their pricing plan costs much less than DropBox for this reason. 

The main difference?  Evernote is not meant to backup all of your files.  DropBox is.  We've listed specification for each below.




Reliable sync function
Support for all platforms
Superior usability and sharing

Static drop folder for syncing

2GB Free - unlimited
50 GB - $9.99/mo or $99/year
100GB - $19.99/mo or $199/year

Windows XP and Vista, Mac OSX, Linux


Evernote vs OneNote Comparison


Takes advantage of Web 2.0 features
Syncs across virtually any machine/platform (mobile apps, etc.)
Reliable optical character recognition
(for translating handwriting or text in pictures into searchable notes)

Free version only syncs: images, audio, ink, and pdf file types

Free - 40MB Monthly Upload Allowance (what does this mean?)
Premium - 500MB Monthly Upload Allowance.  Can upload any file type.
  • $5/month
  • $45/year  (save 25%)


  • Computer - Web Clipper, Windows, Mac OS X
  • Mobile - iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Palm Pre/Pixi, Windows Mobile